Greg is an experienced governance and public policy practitioner and has worked extensively for the UK Government, the UN system, the IFIs, OECD, and many overseas governments on projects involving institutional and organisational development, public administration, post-conflict recovery and stabilisation operations.
Greg has post-graduate degrees from University College, London and Western Ontario, Canada and a PhD in Defence and Security from Cranfield University in the UK Defence Academy. He has designed and implemented innovative front-line assistance programmes for public administration, governance, conflict and stabilisation in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Iraq, Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Timor Leste, BiH and most recently Syria.
His recent research and scholarship focused upon the limits to governance and public administration interventions in conflict and fragile state situations. He supported OECD DAC in undertaking the Fragile States Surveys for South Sudan and Timor Leste and facilitated the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in South Sudan. His strategic planning skills were brought to bear on the preparation of the first Development Plan for the new state of South Sudan. He has recently concluded projects in Afghanistan helping local government prepare the first Cabinet approved policy on District Council Representation, and the Ministry of Finance to revise the first comprehensive Aid Management Policy for Afghanistan which he also helped draft. Greg also prepared the initial drafts of UK Stabilisation Guidance for the Stabilisation Unit and is drafting other guidance for the SU on deployments into the UN system and managing political transitions. He teaches on the Cranfield MSc on Security Sector Management. He is a senior Conflict and Stabilisation Adviser for the UK Government and is a retained Adviser for the UN.